Career changers reported that the most important consideration in identifying as a teacher is the relationship with the students. Positive student interactions lead to satisfaction with one's position as a teacher. Numerous comments by career changers emphasized that negative experiences in the school community might force one to leave the school, but negative experiences and relationships with the students would cause one to leave the profession of teaching.Looking at fourth and fifth grade student achievement over a time period of seven years, Darling-Hammond et al. ... in a Georgia program, Miller, McKenna, and McKenna (1998) found that after three years of teaching, little difference appearedanbsp;...
|Title||:||Joining School Communities of Practice: Career Changer Teacher Identity Transitions|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|